As part of a summer program, 21 temporary professed Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in the Patna Province shared their lived experiences of consecrated life with one another. Through presentations, plays and songs they expressed their lives in mission and study creatively. The sharing and listening to one another brought them closer as a group.

On May 27, Rev. Fedric Lepcha, director of Pushpika in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India, warmly welcomed the young Sisters to the picturesque Kalimpong from where parts of the snowcapped mountain peaks of the Himalayas could be seen.

Jane Karakunnel, SCN, took five days of classes on the theme, “The Spiritual Vision of St. John and Bhagavad-Gita,” which helped us to deepen and broaden our vision of Indian spirituality.

From June 5, Sisters began a spiritual journey through a directed retreat by Father Lepcha and Sister Jane. It was a time of renewal to be called and sent. The retreat ended with renewal of vows on June 13.

Temporary professed Sisters visited two SCN communities in Sangsay and Tendrabong. The Kanchenjunga view from Sangay was breathtaking, indeed an experience of God in nature.

Temporary professed Sisters say that they are grateful to the Province for providing them with this opportunity for holistic growth. They thank the Sisters in Tendrabong for arranging this place for renewal.

Written by Sisters Suchita Kujur and Sonali Sonamoti Soren

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